Bauers went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in a loss to the Tigers on Thursday.
Bauers made a solid impression in his team debut, lacing a single and also plating Jake Fraley on a fourth-inning comebacker. The 25-year-old will look to help the Mariners hold down the fort at first base while Evan White (hip) remains sidelined, and given the latter's struggles this season, Bauers could perhaps still work in a platoon with his teammate beyond White's IL return.
Bauers was traded from Cleveland to Seattle in exchange for cash considerations Thursday.
Bauers was once a fairly highly-rated prospect, but he's yet to even produce an average batting line in three years in the majors, a problem that gets worse when considering he's primarily a first baseman who occasionally plays left field. His 2021 campaign has been his worst, as he's hit just .190/.277/.280 in 113 plate appearances, though his .260 xBA and .401 xSLG are both career highs. Expectations should remain modest for Bauers given his track record, but he could see some playing time over the next few weeks, as primary first baseman Evan White is out with a hip injury.
Bauers was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Saturday.
Bauers had lost out on playing time recently, and he'll be removed from the 40-man roster after he hit .190 with two home runs and six RBI to begin the year. Bobby Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Columbus as part of a corresponding move.
Bauers is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.
With Baltimore sending left-hander Keegan Akin to the mound, Bauers will take a seat for at least the beginning portion of Friday's matchup. Josh Naylor will get the start at first base as Owen Miller takes over as the designated hitter.
Bauers isn't starting Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
Bauers will take a seat with left-hander Carlos Rodon starting in Monday's matinee. Owen Miller will start at first base and bat fifth.
Bauers is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against Toronto.
Bauers went 0-for-3 during the matinee and will head to the bench for the nightcap with southpaw Steven Matz starting for the Blue Jay. Yu Chang will enter the lineup at first base.
Bauers will sit against southpaw Hyun Jin Ryu and the Blue Jays on Friday.
Bauers has received just a single start against a lefty this season. Yu Chang will start at first base in his absence.
Bauers isn't starting Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Bauers went hitless with a walk and two strikeouts in four at-bats across his last two games. Josh Naylor will shift to first base while Bradley Zimmer starts in center field against left-hander Matthew Boyd.
Bauers is not in the lineup against lefty Tarik Skubal and the Tigers on Tuesday.
Bauers has started just a single time against a southpaw this season. Even while being protected from facing same-sided pitching, he's hitting just .212/.302/.318 on the year, so don't expect his role to expand anytime soon. Yu Chang will be the first baseman in his absence.
Bauers went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Monday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
Getting his third straight start and hitting eighth, Bauers posted his first multi-hit performance since May 8, although all three knocks were singles. The 25-year-old remains a poor fit for everyday at-bats with a .620 OPS, but Cleveland has few other options at first base.
Bauers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
The lefty-hitting Bauers will bow out of the lineup with southpaw J.A. Happ on the bump for Minnesota. Yu Chang replaces Bauer at first base.
Bauers went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Bauers walked in his first at-bat and then later led off the fifth with a solo home run to center to tie the game up at 2-2. It was his third straight game with a hit yet he's only slashing .203/.289/.324 with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored. The 25-year-old continues to be platooned against left-handed pitching which hurts his value even more given the fact that he's already struggling at the plate to begin with.
Bauers in not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.
Bauers will once again be on the bench with a left-hander, Andrew Heaney, starting for the Halos. Yu Chang will start at first base for Cleveland on Tuesday.
Bauers will be on the bench against lefty Patrick Sandoval and the Angels on Monday.
Bauers has started just once against a lefty all season, so it's no surprise to see him on the bench Monday. Josh Naylor will move in to first base in his absence, with Harold Ramirez getting the start in right field.
Bauers is not in the lineup Saturday at Seattle.
Bauers is 1-for-11 in the past four games and will take a seat Saturday with Justus Sheffield starting for the Mariners. Josh Naylor will cover first base Saturday while Harold Ramirez starts in right field.
Bauers is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.
Bauers will take a seat for the second straight contest with southpaw Wade Miley pitching for Cincinnati. Josh Naylor will start at first base Friday for Cleveland.
Bauers will sit against southpaw Danny Duffy and the Royals on Thursday.
Bauers is in a very clear platoon with Yu Chang at first base. He's started all but three games against righties while starting just once against a lefty. While the setup makes sense, it hasn't led to good results for Bauers, who's hitting just .188/.278/.292 on the year. Chang takes over in his absence Thursday.
Bauers will start at first base and bat second Wednesday against the Royals.
Bauers moved into a part-time role in the second half of April while Josh Naylor picked up more work at first base, but he appears to have regained favor. After supplying a pinch-hit, two-run home run Tuesday, Bauers will rejoin the lineup for the third time in five games while hitting higher in the batting order than he has at any point this season. Manager Terry Francona had previously slotted Bauers in either the sixth, seventh or eighth spot in each of his previous 12 starts on the campaign.
Bauers went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run during his only at-bat in Tuesday's win over the Royals.
Bauers came in to pinch hit for Yu Chang in the eighth inning and blasted a two-run shot against Tyler Zuber to continue Cleveland's late-game rally. It was the first long ball of the season for the 25-year-old, who is hitting .200/.280/.311 across 23 games.
Bauers went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run during Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Twins.
The 25-year-old's last hit before Tuesday came on April 16, so his second multi-hit game of the year was a welcome sight. Bauers is now 6-for-36 with two doubles, two RBI and one run through 17 appearances in 2021.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/12||@ CLE||L 4-5||4||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|06/11||@ CLE||L 0-7||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/10||@ DET||L 3-8||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|05/16||@ SEA||L 2-3||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/14||@ SEA||L 3-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/13||@ SEA||W 4-2||3||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||112||406||59||120||18||3||8||64||51||80||5||6||.296||.376||.414|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||59||217||33||58||14||2||6||38||29||33||2||3||.267||.357||.433|